|Document ID (ISN)||73421|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Guo Y.L., Wang B., Yeh K.C., Wang J.C., Kao H.H., Wang M.T., Shih H.C., Chen C.J.
||Dermatoses in cement workers in southern Taiwan
||Jan. 1999, Vol.40, No.1, p.1-7. 22 ref.
||A total of 1,147 current regular cement workers were telephone-interviewed about skin problems during the past 12 months, work exposure, and personal protection. Among those interviewed, 166 were examined and patch tested with common contact allergens. A high percentage of cement workers reported skin problems in the past 12 months. More men (13.9%) reported skin problems possibly related to work than women (5.4%). Prevalence was associated with lower use of gloves, duration of work as a cement worker, and more time in jobs involving direct manual handling of cement, especially tiling. On patch testing, construction workers had a high frequency of sensitivity to chromate. It is concluded that cement workers in southern Taiwan had a high prevalence of skin problems related to cement use. Topics: building industry; cobalt; cement; chromates; eczema; irritants; job-exposure relation; length of exposure; occupation disease relation; questionnaire survey; sensitization dermatitis; sex-linked differences; skin diseases; skin tests; Taiwan (China).
||sensitization dermatitis; building industry; cement; skin diseases
||irritants; cobalt; Taiwan (China); occupation disease relation; eczema; chromates; skin tests; sex-linked differences; length of exposure; job-exposure relation; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
|Broad subject area(s)
Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering